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As the Owner and Head of Operations, I hand pick the crew that join Bankstown Flying School. They are Aviators who are passionate about flying and passing their knowledge on to like minded Pilots that are eager to learn and succeed.

Nigel Clark, CEO, CFI, Business Owner

Nigel Clark, CEO, CFI, Business Owner

Training Completed:
– CPL
– Cirrus SR-22
– IFR

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A.B (CPL, Cirrus SR-22, IFR, Cessna 182, Total Hours 500)

I completed both my CPL and CIR through Bankstown Flying (BFS). In my experience, I found BFS to be less like a school and more like a close-knit flying club. Every employee and instructor knows you personally and you feel part of the the flying fraternity from the moment you walk-in.
I found the instructors to be hugely generous with their time and they worked hard to accommodate my horrendously busy schedule, by making every effort to flex their schedules to make it work for me. My instructor Craig, was very much on the journey with me.
My training was entirely on the SR22 which was a high-quality and reliable aircraft. In short, BFS is a high-quality outfit, which operates on quality and integrity at its core and I have no hesitation in recommending them for any student starting their flying journey

Training Completed:
– PPL
– PA28-181 Archer

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J.G (PPL, PA28-181 Archer, Total Hours 42)

After a trial flight with one of the other larger schools at YSBK that didn’t quite “click” for me, I was looking around for other training options and approached Bankstown Flying School on a recommendation from a friend. It was the best decision I ever made! I’ve since completed my RPL and PPL (flying their Piper Archers) with my instructor Luke who, apart from being a great teacher, has also become a good mate. The quality of instruction was top-notch, with very fair pricing, and great flexibility to design a training plan and schedule that worked around the realities of a busy full-time job.

From the moment I started training with BFS, I felt more like part of a family rather than a student at a school, which was a really supportive environment for me to start my journey in aviation. All of the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and take the time to form genuine relationships with all the students. Even now I’m flying privately, they’re always happy to provide advice, give a second opinion on the weather, or just talk flying.

I can’t recommend BFS highly enough to anyone looking to learn to fly in Sydney. They helped me fulfil a lifelong dream, and I’m looking forward to continuing with more advanced training with them in the future.

Training Completed:
– Cirrus SR-22
– PPL
– IFR

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M.N (PPL, IFR, Cirrus SR22 Pilot, Total Hours 510)

After an almost 4 decade long love affair with aviation, I finally made the full commitment to become a pilot and it was the best thing I ever did. After a few unsuccessful attempts at finding the right school for me, I was guided towards Bankstown Flying School where I was met with warmth and support from the second I walked into their hangar. Nigel Clarke was the first person I met and he didn’t think twice before walking me out to one of the many planes in the hangar and letting me sit in the pilot seat. I knew instantly I was in the right place. Signing up for that first trial flight was a breeze and before I knew it, I was paired up with an instructor that became a good mate of mine and more importantly, helped me with a lifelong dream of becoming a pilot; thank you Sam Warriner! I would recommend BFS to anyone who has a desire in aviation and I am personally very happy and confident in my advancing skills due solely to Bankstown Flying School.

Training Completed:
– Cirrus SR-22

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K.S (ATPL, IFR, 747-400, 767/757, FIR, Total Hours 13,000 Hours)

I came to BFS as I heard great things about this General Aviation School and a friend had just completed some training here. I have been actively flying 767 and 747 jets for an airline for over 25 years, but it was along time since I had flown light aircraft. My training consisted of the theory through the Cirrus Online Portal (excellent system) and then the flying itself which I did with Nigel to become a Cirrus certified pilot in the SR22. In short, this is a very good flying school, it is professional and has a high standard both within the instructors and your training itself. I can pass on the highest recomendation.

Our Promise

As representatives and partners of the Cirrus Flight Training Brand, we provide the highest standards in flight training

Flying requires dedication and some study to mantain a good safe standard, but above all, it is great fun and we look forward to seeing the smile on your face as we zoom through the sky.

We are proud of our excellence in Flight Training and this is further supported by us being selected to be the only NSW Cirrus Training academy.

We are very big on safety and culture and all of our staff and instructors have been selected to uphold the highest standard in flight training
Transparent pricing and realistic course cost estimates
We are proud to be the exclusive NSW Cirrus Training Centre and whilst others do offer Cirrus courses, we are the only factory certified Cirrus Flying school in NSW.
We understand you are busy and need flexibility, we promise to work with you.

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